What to See

Ye Olde Hurdy-Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio

A colourful array of radio and music paraphenalia greet visitors to curator Pat Herbert's impeccable collection, amassed over four dedicated decades. The fruits of his labours are on display at the Martello Tower overlooking Howth Harbour. As well as boasting possibly the best museum name in Ireland, it also boasts a fitting location as this former cable station was where the Marconi Company once conducted ship-to-shore wireless radio experiments and Howth and Holyhead became connected by a submarine telegraph cable. Fabulous retro relics include vintage radios, gramophones and advertisements, many of whose styles endure to this day. Entrance is via an uphill pathway.




May-Oct: Daily 11:00 - 16:00, Nov-Apr: Sat & Sun 11:00 - 16:00.

Price/Additional Info

€5. Kids free.


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Over a year ago
Joe Guilfoyle
Hi, Just to let you know that the Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio in Howth has a new website, the old one is gone.The new one is:https://sites.google.com/site/hurdygurdymuseum/homeJoe Guilfoyle
Over a year ago
Rodney Mantle
I visited in September 2012. As an ex-BBC man, I found it fascinating, with a very warm welcome. A pity it's so hard to find. Howth Council: is your location so good that you can afford to ignore one place of interest?
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